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OPKO Health buying Israeli medical device company

Miami-based Opko Health, led by serial entrepreneur and billionaire doctor Phillip Frost, is making another purchase: a medical device company in Israel called Inspiro Medical.

Inspiro is developing a next-generation inhaler for...

WorldCity Staff, 18-04-2014 South Florida Business News

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3D printing turns mainstream, experts say

3D printing turns mainstream, experts say

3D printing services may soon be coming to an office supply store near you.

No longer a novelty confined to specialty architectural or design firms, 3D printers...

Written by Zach Fagenson on 23 August 2011. Posted in South Florida Business News

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Workforce Florida has pledged more than $2 million for job training and expansion grants for hundreds of Florida port and international trade workers.

Nearly $1 million is to be used to help about 1,000 new and existing workers at port businesses and related companies.

Training for this program is to be coordinated through a partnership between Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Jacksonville-based facilities and infrastructure consulting engineering firm, and the University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education.

Up to 600 workers at air-cargo businesses are to have access to $600,000 in grants for training aimed at increasing productivity. This training is to be coordinated though Broward College and Reynolds, Smith & Hills.

“We are proud to part of such an important partnership for Florida’s economy,” said Leerie Jenkins, CEO of Reynolds, Smith & Hills, in a press release. “For businesses like ours, a talented workforce is the cornerstone of success and growth. These training initiatives will help strengthen and expand Florida’s pipeline of trade, logistics and manufacturing.”

Another $600,000 is to create career academies to develop talent for international trade jobs and to forge relationships between local workforce boards and Florida’s deep-water seaports. The project is to create up to 15 career academies in high schools throughout the state, with a focus on international trade logistics and advanced manufacturing for international trade opportunities.

 

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U.S. trade increases 0.77 percent through February

U.S. trade with the world rose to $606.39 billion through the first two months of 2014, according to a WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

That’s a 0.77 percent increase over the same time period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.85 percent to $251.48 billion and imports climbed 0.02 percent to $354.91 billion. The overall trade deficit was $103.43 billion down compared to the same period last year, when the deficit was $107.91 billion. Read more.

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Telefonica USA names Angel Barrio CEO

Telefonica USA, a unit of Spain’s telecom giant, named Angel Barrio as chief executive officer, based in Miami.

He had been director of multinational and corporate business for Telefonica Global Solutions,...

WorldCity Staff, 18-04-2014 People

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